Sixth Annual Criminal Justice Seminar
Date(s) - March 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Penn Highlands for its Sixth Annual Criminal Justice Seminar which will focus on a very important topic that is happening right here in Cambria County – Human Trafficking. Presenting on this topic will be Carla Smith, LCSW Chairwoman, Cambria County Human Trafficking Response Team and Pam Vyhonsky, MSN, RN, CEN, SANE Operations Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 20th from 1-3pm in the Richland Campus Auditorium.
In 2016, the FBI reported that Human Trafficking was the third largest international crime industry, only behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking. In 2016, the International Labour Organization estimated there were 20.9 million victims of Human Trafficking for labor and that 1 in 6 runaway children were likely forced into sex trafficking. The Cambria County Human Trafficking Response Team is committed to discovering and responding to incidents of human trafficking through victim-centered and collaborative community efforts.